Infants’ Selectively Pay Attention to Information They Receive from a Native Speaker of Their Language

By SISSA / Well before starting to speak, children from a very young age pay higher attention to the information received from native speakers of their language compared to the information received from ‘foreigners.’ A new study shows that this behavior, replicated already at the age of five months, might be the foundation of acquiring culture specific knowledge.

SOURCE: International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA). “‘Cultural learners’ in the cradle: Infants pay more attention to native speakers of their language.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 10 August 2016.

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